Canadian pro cyclist Michael Woods addresses Tom Pidcock’s 5km run

Photo: Tom Pidcock Instagram

Earlier this month professional cyclist Tom Pidcock took to Instagram to report a remarkable running feat: 5 km in 13:25. The young Brit, who has shown prowess in both cyclocross and road cycling, was criticized for his Strava post, which sent the endurance sport community into a frenzy. A notable skeptic of the effort by Pidcock was Canadian professional cyclist Michael Woods, a sub four-minute miler himself.

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Woods, who transitioned from running to cycling, went on to credit the youngster for his effort as he highlighted the athletic versatility Pidcock showed in his off the bike effort.

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While Pidcock claimed he might go for a second 5km effort, it has yet to happen. As the world waits for a more credible time from Pidcock, he has been in hot water from training file skeptics…